Gardening, homesteading, n'at
"Companion planting in your vegetable garden is a great way to increase the size of the crop you will have when it comes time to harvest. The right combination of vegetables planted together improves growth, reduces disease, encourages beneficial insects to thrive in the garden, and discourages pests."
companion planting vegetables
Mosquito repelling plants. Citronella, horsemint/beebalm, marigolds
Can't hurt to try: Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, you will have more peppers than you can eat.
Landreth Seed Company is taking pre-orders on their 2012 catalog. They sell heirloom seeds. The catalog is a work of art and filled with information any gardener would value.
George Bernard Shaw’s tiny, rotating backyard work shed, where he spent much of his time. Apparently, spinning huts like this were popular in the early 1900s. It was basically a lazy susan that Shaw would periodically turn a few times a day for optimal sunlight, shade, and temperature. According to the National Trust website, the shed was equipped with casters that rotated on a circular track. The hut was electrified, and had an electric heater and telephone.
Beets = Nutritional Superstars of the Underground